The Suhyen Chief, Nana Basapong
But for the timely intervention of the Eastern Regional Police Command, the Chief of Suhyen in the New Juaben Traditional Council and his elders would have been lynched during the celebration of Akwasidae.
The two factions hurled stones on Sunday after a destooled chief of Suhyen, Nana Frimpong Manso and the gazetted chief, Okogyeaman Ankomah Basapon, decided to celebrate Akwasidae.
The situation raised tension in the traditional community on Sunday and armed police officers from the Regional Police Command, led by ACP N
uhu Jango, stormed the town to maintain peace and order.
The protracted chieftaincy dispute in Suhyen has led to several clashes and injuries previously.
Nana Frimpong Manso, according to reports, was destooled years ago after he allegedly abdicated the seat for greener pastures overseas.
However, upon his return to Ghana, he continued to hold himself as chief of the area.
ACP Jango, Deputy Regional Police Commander, told DAILY GUIDE that his outfit dispatched men to the community to restore peace and maintain law and order, adding that investigations were underway to ascertain the cause of the skirmishes.
The Chief of Suhyen, who doubles as Mponuahene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Okogyeman Ankomah Basapon, when contacted by the paper, accused the Effiduase Police Command, DSP Daniel Yaro, of leading his men to protect the rival destooled chief which led to the incident.
Nana Basapong appealed to the IGP to place the town under a different police command due to the loss of confidence in the Effiduase District Police Command.
From Daniel Bampoe, Koforidua